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March 2021

18 years sentence for shooter in absentia

The Court in the First Instance on March 18, 2021, sentenced A.S.R. in absentia to 18 years imprisonment for manslaughter in the shooting death of C.F. and the attempted manslaughter of R.R. on March 18, 2014, in Dutch Quarter. The [...]

15 years sentence for Middle Region killing

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the Court in the First Instance sentenced V. to 15 years of imprisonment for the killing of T.R. Thursday, February 20, 2020, possession of an unlicensed firearm and illicit drugs. The Court found manslaughter proven [...]

December 2020


On the 14th of November 2020, the French Border Police (SPAF) stopped a human trafficking incident from taking place. This was done upon the request of and in collaboration with the Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Unit of KPSM and [...]

November 2020

Update from the Public Prosecution Service Sint Maarten

In the last few weeks the Court of First Instance handled several cases that were pending due to closures because of COVID-19. These cases included armed robberies and shootings. The Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten hereby presents an overview of [...]


The Common Court of Justice (Hof), on Thursday, October 29th, ruled against the claim of the Attorney General (PG) to prosecute MP Mr. C.T. Emmanuel for among other accusations, abuse of function in connection with the issuance of leasehold property. [...]

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